07-07-2016 09:36 PM
I have a two really old school computers which I just love the design of and especially the IBM logo (for the T60)
As opposed to buying a new laptop (which may be cheaper) I would like to upgrad the CPU of my current laptops instead so that I can rock the old school laptops for longer.
I was wanting to know, what do I look for in terms of relevant code names for a CPU that would fit in the two laptops and how do I find this informations?
I would like to upgrade the two Laptops to the highest spec CPU available for them.
Also, I am aware of the bios needing to be update? I'm not actually familiar with this but I understand that it would need to be done; I would also need some guidance with this too.
Please help me if you can. Any input is appreciated.
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07-07-2016 10:47 PM - edited 07-07-2016 10:48 PM
Upgrading the CPU is the least effective kind of upgrade - more memory or faster disk is a bigger help.
Having said that, T60 CPUs can be core-duo (T2xxx) or core2-duo (T5xxx or T7xxx). The fastest is T7600.
Most T61 machines use Merom-class CPUs. They are Core2-duo T5xxx or T7xxx, but they are different from the similar numbers on the T60 - different bus speed. If you have a Merom board, the fastest CPU is T7800.
Penryn boards take CPUs that are also Core2-duo but have T8xxx and T9xxx CPUs - fastest is T9500.
07-07-2016 10:51 PM
Thanks for your reply Richk.
I have added more memory and will be installing SSD's in the computers.
I will look into the processors you have listed and see if I can find one available to me.
Thank you again for your input
02-08-2018 02:38 PM
x9000 is the fastest cpu available for t61 it looks almost the same on paper as T9500 but there is a reason why there was $500 difference in price . x9000 runs about 30% faster in all tasks , you can google benchmarks .